Cost of Clearing a 40ft 20ft Container in Nigeria

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Especially relevant, all cost are calculated with full customs duty.
Secondly, all cost is calculated with Shipping and terminal charges and clearing agent fee,
Clearing Agent fee can be negotiated depending on the type of cargo you intend to clear from the port.

Hence, this clearing agents fee includes handling charges, it can also include delivery charge depending on your agreement with your clearing agent.

In Addition, the customs duty and the terminal & shipping charges are receipted, always request your receipt from your clearing agent.

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Cost of Clearing a 40ft 20ft Container in Nigeria

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Cost of Clearing a 40ft 20ft Container in Nigeria at the seaports depends on the goods contained in the container.
These goods attract different customs valuation, leading towards duties and levies to be paid.
These goods are levied either by assessment or by invoice.

Cost of Clearing a 40ft 20ft Container in Nigeria also depends on the documentation required,
the value of the goods and the shipping company alongside with the customs agent that handles the customs clearance.

Terminal and shipping charges vary on the shipping companies in Nigeria.
The transportation of the goods from the port to the warehouse of the consignee will also add to its cost.

Customs clearance exercise is the process whereby Nigeria customs service and other relevance port agencies examine the consignments shipped to Nigeria.
The process involves physical examination, to check if every documentations information tally with the goods in the container.
The duty values declared will be looked into to know if there are no discrepancies between the information on documents and the goods to be examined.

Cost of Clearing a 40ft 20ft Container in Nigeria

Documents required for customs clearance

  • Original Bill of Lading from the shipping company
  • 1 copy CCVO (Combine Certificate of Value and Origin) (Form 16)
  • Pro-forma invoice
  • PAAR – Pre-Arrive Assessment Report
  • Assessment Notice from Custom agent that handles it
  • Form ‘M’ (Central bank of Nigeria Form Submission can be applied for at Nigeria banks)
  • Packing list showing the description of the goods and its dimension.
  • Customs Duty payment Confirmation from bank the Form M was issued

Charges Involved in Clearing a 40ft Container

  1. 40ft container deposit: N200, 000 per container (within Lagos)
    N400,000 per container (outside Lagos)
  2. Shipping company charges: N170, 000
  3. Terminal charges: N180, 000
  4. Punching: N10, 000
  5. Custom documentation: N100, 000
  6. Automatic Demurrage: N100, 000
  7. Agent fees: N350, 000
  8. Duties:— Subject to amount generated on PAAR or on assessment
  9. Import duties based on the HS code declared %
  10. CIS (Comprehensive Inspection Supervision Scheme) 1% of value declared
  11. Ports Surcharge – 7% of the value declared
  12. ETLS – 0.5 0f the value declared
  13. VAT – 5%
  14. Even if you have 0% import duty for your goods. You will still need to pay other charges above.

Charges involved in clearing a 20ft container

  1. Deposition of 20ft container: N100, 000 per container (within Lagos) N200,000 per container (outside Lagos)
  2. Shipping company charges: N100, 000
  3. Terminal charges: N100, 000
  4. Punching: N10, 000
  5. Custom documentation: N50, 000
  6. Agent fees: N350, 000
  7. Duties:—- Subject to amount generated on PAAR or on assessment
  8. Import duties based on the HS code declared %
  9. CIS (Comprehensive Inspection Supervision Scheme) 1% of value declared
  10. Ports Surcharge – 7% of the goods value declared
  11. ETLS – 0.5 0f the value goods  declared
  12. VAT – 5%
  13. Even if you have 0% import duty for your goods. You will still need to pay other charges above.

The above information is based on the experiences as a  customs agent and the Nigeria shipping companies involved.
Price of the Cost of Clearing a 40ft 20ft Container in Nigeria may differ based on shipping lines and terminals

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